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  1. Sorry, thought I had posted my fix. Dealer 1st replaced gearshift - 997 426 011 02 and still had issue. Then replaced cable 99742603301. Problem solved. They were fair and gave me a credit for the difference - 1st was more expensive. Good luck
  2. Thanks Richard! Actually I never did hear back from the dealer..... Last question - as the latest cd update shows 2015, is there any way to tell if there might be another worth waiting for coming out sooner? Rgds
  3. so I went to the local dealer to inquire on the above - updating to the latest version available for by 2006. They gave me a part no. of 997.044.904.51. But they could not tell me if it would work with my system or if there had been any significant updates to the cd since the one I now have - see picture. Ive read that one must have the latest "B" version software for the 2.1 version. But if I am reading correctly, I now have SW Version 3..... Questions - can anyone please tell me the latest cd map version part no. for my model? am I okay to use the latest cd without anymore updates - am I "current" for the latest map update cd? Tks much. I checked with the service writer and am still waiting. They are stumped for some reason .
  4. Worth a shot seeing as that would be what my guy did I guess. I also noticed yesterday that my radio presets were gone. Possible result of what the tech did. Update after you go out of curiousity. Tks and good luck.
  5. So the date is still in the main display. Very strange as mentioned - the tech said every time he changed it to current date , it would revert back to incorrect date and I had already changed the format once or twice with no effect. Out of curiuosity, do you know if the battery was changed before you bought the car or have you changed it recently?
  6. so the local Porsche of new orleans dealer was nice to offer to look at the car for the date not showing issue. They hooked it up to the computer but could not get the date to stick. The tech was using the latest version. He checked a couple of things and all looked good but when he tried to set the date it would not stick. I was there and saw that the date was still blank. It would take for a sec, then blank out. He offered to unpack an older version diagnostic and said he would try on sat if I went back. I said okay. For the heck of it, on the way back home I decided to change (again) the date format just to see. The date was still not showing on the main display. get home, turn car off. Come in to look online for the latest map disc info - mine's 2013 and the tech mentioned that it may be the latest, so I check online and go back out to the car to get my software version as parts says "Special Note: The new navigation DVD(s) can only be used with software version "B" in PCM 2.1. If "A" software is present, your local dealer may need to update the PCM software (effects 2005-06 cars only)." Soooo, when I turn on the car, this is what I see: The date is back. Guess ill see if it sticks and report back.
  7. I think I figured it out - I actually always changed the clock in the dash when daylight savings came around. after the time was messed up after battery change I also used the dash to reset and it was changing on me. Messing around, I was reminded of the reset option in the PCM in which I then had the right time set but the GMT was wrong.... They noticed that the daylight savings was checked - after changing that and setting gmt to -6, alls well with the time.
  8. I have a thread : in which I had a time issue also after batter replacement. I think I figured it out - I actually always changed the clock in the dash when daylight savings came around. after the time was messed up after battery change I also used the dash to reset and it was changing on me. Messing around, I was reminded of the reset option in the PCM in which I then had the right time set but the GMT was wrong.... They noticed that the daylight savings was checked - after changing that and setting gmt to -6, alls well with the time. BUT now my date is wrong - reads something like 03-12-2000. So now I have a wrong date and dont see that it can be reset??
  9. So I have not looked in the manual yet. But tonight I went to the car and when I started it it had the correct time. The after about 15 seconds it changed to,the wrong time. I did find in the pcm setting where I could change the time. By the time I found it though, the clock had reset itself to the correct time. Funny thing is that I’m on central time and the time setting in the pcm was for New York, gmt -5 even though it showed the correct time for my location, Central STD time. New Orleans is gmt -6.. N.O. Is not a choice so I had to pick Mexico. The incorrect time showed. I had to pick Phoenix, gmt -7 to get central time. I saw no settings for auto update from nav - but like I said I haven’t check the manual yet.
  10. Background..... Have been using until recently Porsche branded battery tender/charger - technically not sure which - plugged into car driver ashtray lighter to keep battery charged. A number of months ago, the unit at the wall plug seemed to be running warm to the touch so I threw it away as it was pretty old. Just left the car sitting using once or twice every month or so.... Then I get a Deltran trickle charger and battery seems to be fine and starts right up... I then get the smart idea to hook up the ring terminal to the battery post so I can just use the quick disconnect. Well, after that the green light(fully charged) on the charger would never light up so I figured the ring terminal was bad. Deltran sent me a new one. In the mean time, I tested the battery and found it low voltage and much older than I had remembered - 6 years. So I get a new battery and just decide to ditch the Deltran and the ring terminal and maybe ill just drive it more often!!! I hope. So, what I am now noticing is that after the battery switch and all the above, I got into the car and noticed the dash clock to have the wrong time so I reset it. Week or so later, I get in the car and the time is wrong again. Thinking I did not set it properly the 1st time, forgot to push the button in - whatever - I reset it again. Another week or so and today I get in the car and it had the wrong time, 12:00 or something... I decide to just leave it alone and drive on. Well, after a few minutes I look at the clock and it had reset itself to the correct time. What gives? Any ideas??? Ive never noticed that behavior before. Tks
  11. so once the foam stops coming out, the vents work the way they should? i.e., the air will not come from the defrost when its not selected......
  12. so I have air coming from the windshield vent when the ac is on and have vents footwell and dash only selected...... Could this be caused by this foam deterioration issue you think?
  13. so just out of curiosity, I have a 997_1. I was at the dealer the other day looking at the new models and mentioned this foam issue. they said they have seen this issue, but that the problem is not with the blending doors, rather from foam that might have been "pinched" together when joining together pieces of the duct work. or, if I understood them correctly, where a connector piece is used and the backside of the foam degrades off. they say it is these little pieces of pinched foam inside the dust work that is finally degrading and blowing through. any thoughts? ive had foam blow out, not massive amounts, just curious as I've never had or seen the ducts/inside personally. tks air still blowing cold. sorry to post it here, but didn't see applicable post in the other side.
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